Product Selection Guides

    The following selection guides are presented both as a flow chart and a feature matrix to make it easier to choose the best product for your needs.

    Guides for selecting surfaces

    Guides for selecting seating


    We also offer additional industry definitions and background information below for your convenience.

    NPUAP Terms and Definitions

    Terms and Definitions

    A common language is needed for effective communication in discussion of support surfaces.  The Support Surface Standards Initiative of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) issued a list of 40 Terms and Definitions with an extensive literature review.

    Mattress evaluation sheet

    Evaluation sheet (doc)

    This is a suggested form that may be used to assist in making an informed decision between mattress sample products. 

    Categories and patient criteria matrix

    Surface comparison sheet (doc)

    This guide is discussed in our on-line course titled "Choosing a Support Surface".  This course is about choosing the product category to match patient needs.